Selection process

This competition is focused on rewarding start-ups who offer viable and innovative solutions. If your company is chosen for the final selection phase, a jury of corporate executives will support you throughout the finale selection stages.

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From April 29 to June 21, 2019

Call for applications : Do you have an innovative solution to meet the challenges of selected established Canadian industries? Complete our online questionnaire on the C.L.I.C. platform. It should take you around 20-25 mins.


From June 22 to August 24, 2019

Pre-selection : We will evaluate all applications submitted on the platform. Some evaluations may require a telephone conversation with candidates.


September 16, 2019

Top 10 selection & pairing of jury members and start-ups : We will determine the most appropriate match between the 10 start-up semi-finalists and the 10 jury members.


October 11, 2019

selection of TOP 6 finalist start-ups : Each member of the jury will present the solution of the mentee start-up to the 9 other members of C.L.I.C. jury. The 10 start-up semi-finalists will not be present at this meeting. The jury will select the 6 finalists start-ups who will move on to the finals on October 24.


October 24, 2019

Finals - TOP 3 : The 6 start-up finalists will present their solution (duration is 20 minutes: 10 minutes for presentation + 10 minutes for Q / A with the C.L.I.C. jury). At the end of this session, 3 start-ups will be selected as winners of the C.L.I.C. Challenge.


January 2020

Winners Award Ceremony : The 3 finalist start-ups will be showcased during the award ceremony where major corporations and investors will be in attendance.